I remember how much I enjoyed seeing and photographing this unusual azalea bush last year when it flowered. It was just before I started Astoria, Oregon, Daily Photo, and the picture didn't make it into the blog. I don't know of another azalea plant of this color locally, but there may be one. The intersection you see is Harrison and 11th. We're looking west, heading down Harrison, then up again on the other side of 11th Street. I've shown this intersection a couple of times before. Once from the other side (also from Harrison Street), and once from almost this same spot, but with snow on the streets.
Like some of the trees and bushes in town, this one has pretty green lichens on the branches.
As you can see, it's another wet day. The flowers are a perfect color for a town famous for salmon fishing. Do you agree?
Are these buds opening or closing? I hope they're opening.
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